The SJHL resumes tonight following the 3rd annual SJHL/MJHL Showcase this week. The Melfort Mustangs were well represented with 9 players taking part. Despite a strong showing from the Mustangs the MJHL took the series 4 games to 2. The teams involving Mustangs however, went 2-2.
Now that we’re into the stretch run of the SJHL season the Mustangs head out on the road for a big 2 game road swing. Tonight the Mustangs head to Battleford to play the Northstars, while finishing the trip in Kindersley tomorrow against the Klippers. Game time both nights is 7:30pm.
The Mustangs come into the weekend road trip after picking up 3 of 4 possible points from the Humboldt Broncos last weekend. It wasn’t the start the Mustangs wanted as they blew a 3 goal lead dropping a 5-4 shootout game to the Broncos. However, the single point was still big for the team as they followed it up with a convincing 5-2 win the following night in Humboldt. Alex Rondeau, Tian Rask and Kenzie Arnold are the hottest Mustangs right now, each picking up 3 points last week in the two contests. On the season, the Mustangs sit 4th in the SJHL standings with a 23-14-3-2 record. They trail the Yorkton Terriers by 5 points but currently hold 5 games in hand on those Terriers.
The Battlefords North Stars are top spot in the SJHL, as they have been since Day 1 this year. The Northstars started the season crushing mostly everyone and haven’t really looked back. They fell into a bit of a slide in December losing 4 straight but their 36-7-2-0 record overall seems to be out of reach with only 13-18 games remaining for most teams.
They’ve had their offence come from everywhere this year. Quintin Loon Stewardson leads the team with 49 points, but with 6 players already over the 40 point mark you get a real good sense depth scoring has been the strength of the North Stars this season.
Season Series Head to Head
Melfort – Battleford
Oct 9 2019 Battleford- 5 @ Melfort- 4 F/SO
Nov 8 2019 Battleford- 3 @ Melfort- 0 Final
Jan 24 2020 Melfort @ Battleford
Feb 7 2020 Melfort @ Battleford
After tonight the Mustangs head to Kindersley to meet the Klippers for the third time this season. It will be a fun game for some as Kyle Bosch and Austin Nault meet their former team in the Klippers. Former Mustangs Colby Brett and Sam Witt also get a chance to play their former team.
Season Series Head to Head
Melfort – Kindersley
Oct 11 2019 Kindersley- 2 @ Melfort- 3 Final
Nov 16 2019 Kindersley- 1 @ Melfort- 4 Final
Jan 25 2020 Melfort @ Kindersley
Feb 8 2020 Melfort @ Kindersley
|1||x – Battlefords North Stars||45||36||7||2||0||74|
|2||Flin Flon Bombers||40||26||9||5||0||57|
|5||La Ronge Ice Wolves||45||23||17||3||2||51|
|10||Notre Dame Hounds||43||16||23||3||1||36|
|11||Weyburn Red Wings||42||17||24||0||1||35|
Game time each night is 7:30pm. If you can’t head out on the road with the team Mat Barrett will have the call on 750 Beach Radio both nights!
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